CiCi’s Unveils New Dessert Pizza Developed On-Air During Challenge within Food Network Star

Fiery Mango Tango joins endless buffet nationwide for five weeks, starting today.

July 14, 2015 // // COPPELL, TX – CiCi’s Pizza recently challenged contestants on Food Network Star to create a pizza with “bold, kicked-up flavors.”

As part of the show’s “Improv” episode, Food Network Star contestants were challenged to create a pizza using an array of unlikely ingredients.

The winning selection, a special dessert pizza dubbed the Fiery Mango Tango, debuts today at every CiCi’s restaurant nationwide – nearly 450 in all – on its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet.

“When Food Network asked if we’d be interested in doing this challenge, we knew it would be fun,” said CiCi’s Chief Executive Officer Darin Harris, who also appeared in the episode. “I’m very pleased to say the Fiery Mango Tango pizza hit the mark and excited to hear how our consumers react to this new explosion of flavor. It’s a combination of a sweet, tropical blend of pineapple and mango with cream cheese icing and a jalapeno kick.”

This limited-time dessert pizza will be available through Sunday, August 16.

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About CiCi’s Pizza

Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985 and has nearly 450 restaurants in 32 states. Known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, CiCi’s won the Technomic 2014 Consumers’ Choice award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant, and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. CiCi’s was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly Franchise®, and Entrepreneur named CiCi’s to its Franchise 500 list. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.comor

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SOURCE CiCi’s Pizza

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